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Feb 14, 2013 6:30am PST
board of education. >> all right our next order of business is a membership appointment to the san francisco board of education's quality and oversight committee. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> may i hear a reading of the recommendation by the superintendent? >> we i would like the executive director richards to read. >> good evening, superintendent and commissioners. >> i'm mary richard i am the liaison, and so i am happy to announce our new appointment for the committee, the new action is that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district appoint the following person for membership to the quality teacher and education act. and the name of our perspective member is shaman walton he is currently the director for young community developers and formerly for the city and county of san francisco children's fund and formally program officer for the department of children, youth and their families. and i don't need to read the background. if you have questions about the application process? >> okay. i don't have any public speakers on this item. signed up.
Feb 16, 2013 11:55am EST
in state education funding. education is another example of how in tennessee we're distinguishing ourselves as different from the rest of the country. some have said that this administration and general assembly aren't committed to public education, but that could not be further from the truth. we are literally putting our money where our mouth is, even when other states haven't done so through tough budget times. this administration is absolutely committed to public education and understands that the large majority of our students attend public schools and always will. that's why we've fully funded the basic education program the past two years and are doing so again this year. that's why tonight i'm announcing that we will invest $51 million to assist locals in paying for technology transition upgrades in schools across the state a substantial and strategic investment in our schools. [applause] another $34 million is budgeted to address ongoing capital needs that can be used for increased security measures if local officials decide to do so. and more than $35 million is budgeted for teac
Feb 11, 2013 9:00am PST
's some incredible administrators and site administrators and accident chief of the education department and i'd like to ask in chief and other supervisors (naming names) please come forward as we honor our department on the 75th anniversa anniversary. thank you so much for being here. today, i'm asking all my colleagues on the board in recognizing the education department open it's 75th anniversary. in the past 70 decades we've provided education opportunity for thousand or so of youth and this closing the gap for a lot of children's education. now we have over 10 education sites in our school district including students and kindergartner schools. my daughter was at the top and other student were at the top in my district so i know the staff does a great job >> san francisco unified is one of the largest providers in southern california and one of the providers in the state that invests in preschool education. and many educational study aids supervisor norman yee knows that qualify school programs supports our children's social and emotional development. they add to social justice thro
Feb 13, 2013 2:00am PST
with the culture. is how we treat one another? and i think we have to be very clear in our educational process and the communication to our people and what is acceptable behavior and what is unacceptable behavior, and i am often fearful when we try to develop a black letter law if you have all these factors and bullying and you fell outside and that works okay in the courtroom. right? as prosecutors we need clear understanding of the laws to understand whether we have a criminal violation or not, but i am fearful we maybe overly legalistic and the way we deal with on a daily basis and we need to approach this by a global perspective respecting people and understanding we have the same rights and obligations and starting with the adults and i go back to the adults because the adults really have to tow the line here. they really have to walk the talk. i cannot tell you how often i of involved in large mentoring efforts and now in two different places, in l.a. and arizona. i cannot tell you how often the teachers are the ones that set the tone whether we have a respectable environment or and
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
educational issues there are none tonight it them one, consent calendar removed from the previous meeting and there are none tonight, item 0, vote on the consent calendar, roll call please. >> thank you. >> miss ly. >> yes. >> miss wong? >> yes. >> miss fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes abstain on k7. >> thank you. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, except on items 3 and 7. k3 and k7 because they are. >> and nay on 3 and 7. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and miss norton. >> yes, >> thank you, everything is adopted. >> item p, consent calendar resolutions severed for board decision and immediate action. we had one tonight, item f10. >> miss wynns. >> he was asking me if i aid problem with this and why i wanted to pull it. i just wanted to note that this memorializes the retirement of many of our valued employees but the intended retirement time at the end of this year, and i just wanted to thank him and recognize his work. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> thanks. >> you got a couple. >> okay, so that was the only, okay, roll call please? >> miss ly? >> yes.
Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
educators and you can call us and we will give you the address of where to send your donations. we look forward to saying you next wednesday at saint mary's cathedral. [ applause ] >> school is still in session. mrs. virginia marshal. to the board members, proper protocol has been established, thank you, thank you, and thank you thank you thank you for being so supportive of the san francisco alliance of black school educators my name is brenda jackson and i am the chair person of the musical and this year we added on step contests. i was told that i was only given two minutes i will yield, i will yield the floor to mr. matthew garrett, who will come up and present his original poem to the board of education. and if you on february 23rd at thurgood marshal high school from grades k-12, please come out and support us. matthew? >> matthew one second. >> miss wilson i would like to give the student of not having a time limit, so if we can make sure that the timer does not interrupt him. >> my name is matthew garrett and i would like to say thank you for the board of education for letting
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
representing a wide area of government agencies, law enforcement agencies, service providers, educators and community members. we are committed to ending human trafficking through collaboration, education, outreach, raising awareness and supporting survivors of human trafficking. how many cities have this kind of public private cooperation? i don't know but we are among the first and speaks about the efforts put forth in the city but isn't this the city where all things that are impossible can happen? i wanted to just a few people who are here. first and foremost the honorable mayor ed lee. and supervisor carmen chu, has been a great champion. the winners of the sf cat annual poster concert and the keynote speaker, -- a human traffic survivor and advocate. i want to say that other human rights commissioners are here, -- and vice chair doug chen, -- commissioner, the president julie -- nancy kirshner rodriguez, police chief greg sur (sounds like) -- i will like to turn this over to mayor lee.diana are you here? he is on his way. well - thank you. why don't we do that? why waste a
Feb 13, 2013 12:00am EST
, it was for a story about the harlem children's zone, an inner-city education program run by a remarkable man named geoffrey canada... >> good morning, boys and girls. >> and considered one of the most ambitious social experiments to alleviate poverty in our lifetime. >> if you work hard... >> but back then, there was no way to tell if the experiment was working. today the results are in, and they're nothing short of stunning. just ask richar anozier. do you know what college you want to go to? >> stanford. >> what do you want to do after stanford? >> i would like to earn my way to being a ceo. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm bob simon. in this edition, we look at three groundbreaking approaches to education. first, we visit the seed public charter school, the nation's first urban public boarding school. later, we meet some unlikely students who are getting a liberal arts college degree behind bars. and finally, we go to the harlem children's zone under the leadership of geoffrey canada. we begin with seed, one of the most successful and innovative charter schools in the country. it was start
Feb 13, 2013 1:30am PST
of the san francisco alliance of black school educators my name is brenda jackson and i am the chair person of the musical and this year we added on step contests. i was told that i was only given two minutes i will yield, i will yield the floor to mr. matthew garrett, who will come up and present his original poem to the board of education. and if you on february 23rd at thurgood marshal high school from grades k-12, please come out and support us. matthew? >> matthew one second. >> miss wilson i would like to give the student of not having a time limit, so if we can make sure that the timer does not interrupt him. >> my name is matthew garrett and i would like to say thank you for the board of education for letting me speak. my poem. my school is kip bay view academy. and the bay view district. and very glad to attend there. this is my poem. i am different. can you see me? can you hear me? do you know me? yes, i'm smart. a bright kid, they say. yes, i get good grades. yes, i dress well. yes, i am well mannered. but i am different. i'm different from what you see, i'm different from what
Feb 13, 2013 3:30pm PST
. akerman received her doctorate from the harvard school of education, and was one of the greatest successes as the first graduate to actually become the superintendent of a major urban school district. she was superintendent in three major districts washington, d.c., san francisco and philadelphia, as well as having been a teacher, principal and administrator in missouri, and chief academic advisor in seattle. and also held two masters degrees in education and one from harvard and washington university from st. louis as well as teacher's college. in july of 2000, she became the first permanent female and the first african american superintendent until 2007. she came to us during an unsettled time in history and spent years cleaning up our financial weaknesses uncovering problems with our systems and strengthens our administrative infrastructure. i have a photo in my office of her and then general counsel that i refer to as the $53 million photo. it was taken right after we found out that we would be receiving a $53 in restitution and rewards related to our building systems lawsuit settlemen
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
. and for poor kids, who need help the most, this lack of access to preschool education can shatter them for the rest of their lives. so tonight i propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. [applause] every dollar we invest in high quality childhood education can save seven dollars later on by boosting regulation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, reducing violent crime. in states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children, like georgia or oklahoma, studies show students grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, hold a job, form more stable families of their own. we know this works thomas a let's do what works and make sure none of our children. let's give that chance to our kids. [applause] [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] make sure that a high school diploma puts our kids on a path to a good job. right now countries like germany focus on graduating their high school students with the equivalent of a tech
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
the out reach and education and out reach and economic committee to we are working jointly with that commission to sort of outline just exactly what our, what is the intent, since they initiated to do the joint commission meeting, what are the interests of out comes that they would like and the areas and the presentation and the areas that what we would like to get the information on. so, i would like to work with the out reach and economic committee on just drafting up the specifics of that. do you have any comments on that at all? >> okay. i will not go through the... you can read the legislative updates. and in terms of some additional policy matters. the 415628 area code, the state lobbyists will be our city state lobbyists will keep the city apprised as to the developments, as to what is happening at the california pec on this matter of which then they apprise the mayor's office and the mayor's office will keep us apprised and so we will provide you updates when we have them. and, then, the affordable care act, so at our last meeting, i mentioned that i was attending
Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
of education for letting me speak. my poem. my school is kip bay view academy. and the bay view district. and very glad to attend there. this is my poem. i am different. can you see me? can you hear me? do you know me? yes, i'm smart. a bright kid, they say. yes, i get good grades. yes, i dress well. yes, i am well mannered. but i am different. i'm different from what you see, i'm different from what you believe. oh, i know sometimes i can't sit still. i know sometimes i'm a little loud. i know sometimes i lose my temper, i know sometimes i forget to comb my hair or iron my clothes, but i am different. i am different from what you see, i am different from what you believe. no i may not be the best basketball player. so please, i do my best. i love sports, playing games on the wii. i like to read. i have a great imagination. but, i'm different. i'm different from what you see. i'm different from what you believe. they say i have add, or adhd. whatever that is. i know i'm not a very good listener. and i may not remember what you said the first time, i may not do what you asked me to do the
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
district. as our early education department is celebrating its 70th anniversary. and this is incredible on a number of fronts, where we see school districts across the country that are doing away with the early childhood programs in san francisco, we have continued to invest and we see it in early in the childhood program. if you think back we are in the throws of world war ii and parents were off to factories to fight in the war and this community made a commitment to the youngest citizens that they would be safe while everyone threw themselves into the war effort. we have evolved into one of the finest education programs not only in california but in the nations. i would like to congratulate, everyone administrators and everyone that has been involved in the 70 years of the unified san francisco school district. congratulations [ applause ] . >> and lastly, i would also like to on behalf of all of the students in the community in san francisco, extend my heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of dr. akerm an who was the former superintendent from 200 to 2006. she recently pa
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
cuts would jeopardize our military readiness. they devastate priorities like education and energy and medical research. they would certainly slow our recovery, and cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs. that's why democrats republicans, business leaders and economists have already said that these cuts, known here in washington as the sequester are a really bad idea. now, some in congress have proposed preventing only the defense cuts by making bigger cuts to things like education and job training, medicare, and social security benefits. that idea is even worse. [ applause ] >> yes the biggest driver of our long-term debt is the rising cost of health care for an aging population. those of us who care about programs like medicare must embrace the need for modest reforms. otherwise, our retirement programs will crowd out the investments we need for our children and compromise a secure retirement for future generations. we can't ask senior citizens and working families to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction while asking nothing more from the wealth yeast and most powerful.
Feb 18, 2013 12:00am EST
educational history over the past 50 years, 60 years now, has been the bankrupt decision. this idea that if we could desegregate and force the hand of schools and policymakers, we could have a more diverse school, a greater educational not just equality but equity. obviously your book pushes back against that narrative somewhat. at least people in louisville do. but the brown vs. the board is in the background of the book the entire time. what has brown meant to educational equality and access in the country. >> it's hard question. we hold up brown as this amazing feat, they we rolled back segregation and then we look back at what happened afterwards and see how incredibly difficult it was, divisive in some ways and also you had this very incremental progress after that. it was frustrating to people, and so it is seen as a great victory but i think also it's important -- looking back and seeing what we didn't accomplish yet. and so when i was looking at desegregation and how it was finally implemented 20 years later after brown was handed down, 20 years later you start busing. then the way the
Feb 11, 2013 1:00am EST
's history of relative to advantage, for generations of educated people. my great-grandfather had a classical education in philadelphia. i can tie that to the slavery that is new in the revelation and i reconciled myself to that history hot by what my grandfather, great-grandfather chose to do with that. he chose to go back to the south which he didn't have to and he worked on the uplift of people of color and he chose to identify with people of color when in fact several of his siblings were pale enough to pass and they did pass. so, he was a bit of an agitator as well so that is one thing that was discovered. >> professor what was your life like in alabama? >> i had a wonderful childhood. my mother, jo carpenter, took me with her in her arms to a sit-in. virus 41 sold and she gets herself arrested with me in her arms coming and that was a turning point in the sit-in movement in huntsville alabama and within a few months of the outcome of the negotiated in non-violent desegregation of public accommodations, two full years before the civil rights act, before the water hoses in birmingham. >>
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
behind other countries in education. he will call for investments in education. any time he says investments. republicans say deficits and spending and they tend to object. >> we asked house speaker boehner today investments and he said if that were the cure to our problems, with all the money the president has spent we would be great shape. but the two gentlemen, vice president and house speaker on the right. they will be sitting behind the president. a moment ago we had a picture of wisconsin congressman paul ryan. had things gone differently on election night he would be sitting behind president romney but he is member of the house of receipt identifies. you see john kerry, long time senator from massachusetts and new secretary of state, a job many say he was born and bred for. you can see at the top of the any, the gallery. it's fascinating some of the people in the gallery. it's become now some would say a flag show, some would say a kind of theater that members of congress, the first lady, they bring a variety of people to sit in the gallery. everybody from gabrielle giffor
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm EST
and educational history over the past 50 years or 60 years now has been the brown decision, this idea that if we could desegregate and if we could force the hand of schools and policymakers that we could have greater education and not just equality but equity. obviously your book pushes against that narrative somewhat. but the brown versus board is brought up in your book this entire time. talk about what brown has meant for educational equality and access in the country so far? >> guest: is a hard question because i think we hold up around as this amazing feat that we accomplished, that we roll back segregation and then we look at what happened afterwards and we see how incredibly difficult it was, divisive in some ways but i'll see you have incremental progress after that, that was very frustrating to people and so is seen as a great victory but i think also it's important doing this research to really look back and see what we didn't accomplish yet. and so when i was looking at desegregation and how it was finally implemented 20 years later after brown actually was handed down, we started bus
Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
in this idea of how we do diversity well. >> host: in the american life and the educational history over the past 50 years if we could desegregate and forced the hand of schools on the policy makers that we could have a more diverse school and a greater education not just on the quality that equity. you're but pushes back against of that but brown v. board talks a little bit about what brown has meant on the equality and access in the country so far. >> guest: i think it is a hard question because we hold up brown has this amazing defeated we accomplish this and we've rolled back segregation and look at what happened afterwards on how incredibly difficult it was, divisive in some ways, but we had a ferry in incremental process after the other was very frustrating i think for people and so it is seen as a great victory but also it's important with research to look back and see what we didn't accomplish yet and so when i was looking at a desegregation and how it was finally implemented 20 years after and was handed down he started busting but in the way the programs are set up still mainta
Feb 11, 2013 2:30am PST
to i think i think this is where we need to work this out. we're not going out and educating businesses right now. the likelihood you'll by looking at the bigger side of our business >> director i believe if more than your business is one second for it will be taxed at a different rate and i make everything i sell. so i'm making it and selling it. right but you're also whole sailing >> yeah, but wholesale and retail are in the same bracket. by definition the - so i look like a retailer but i'm a manufacturer if you proportion the dollars >> well, is your margin bigger than air manufacturing costs it will be interesting to find out how they find this. >> look by definition your whole sailing it and selling it. >> not every manufacture will have a manufacturer presence. >> yeah, so this is - anyway pointing out. >> again we're not going out and promoting this yet base we're still talking about this and there will be an awe apportionment but they'll be some guidelines on. >> i have a question. saying there is a small business exemption for gross receipts less than one million but o
Feb 12, 2013 9:30pm PST
was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is not always our lieutenant governor, of course he needs to introducti
Feb 15, 2013 3:30am PST
begin that out reach and recruitment effort, we are actively seeking early childhood education, parent or guardian representation, and additional representation of our non-english speaking parents on the pac. we have a diverse group already but the more diverse that we can assemble the better it will be. applications will be available in english, spanish and chinese, on our website, starting this friday, february 15th, 2013 at our website www.pac and they will be due friday may third. 2013. we hope that all of you will encourage any parents who you feel would be good candidates to apply and contact us to apply and join for the pac. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> all right, we are now on item f, public comment on consent items. i have three speaker cards. willie ratcliff, robert woods and oscar james. you have two minutes each. please approach the mic. >> my name is willie radcliff and i am the general manager who works with developers. and my comment is that that is a no beard contract that is trying to go through here. it has to be bided under the design built and it spe
Feb 17, 2013 7:30pm PST
and environment? >> it is critical. it is critical to have minds that have been educated, interdisciplinary people coming to the table, different perspectives, that energy and enthusiasm around thinking differently, and around paradigm shifts, around developing breakthrough technologies, and to be able to attract those people to this area is crucial. i think that that is something that has been a benefit of being here, that a lot of people are attracted to silicon valley. that is crucial to any company starting in taking their technology to the next level. >> can you talk about the incubator? >> yes. >> the qb3? >> yes, mission bay, everybody knows. uc san francisco has conduct encourage it with research. some of the larger companies that research labs in mission bay as well. bayer and others. they are even innovating about their laboratories, because it is so expensive to build your own laboratory. so they are trying to bring some of these pharmaceutical answers to the market faster. they have an incredible spirit of innovation in those laboratories. and they are inviting other companies, not jus
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Feb 11, 2013 7:25pm PST
. cut the central office bureaucracy. remove ineffective educators. i was a little shocked when people started saying she's a lightning rod and a radical. because i thought what i was doing was just sort of bringing, you know, order and reason to the system. so, you know, at the end of the day i feel like it's bringing common sense to a dysfunctional system makes me a radical then i'm okay being a radical. i think everybody should be one. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: sure. now, do you think... see, i am the son of a teacher. so i'm not... it's hard to be objective about it. do you think some of people's concern is what you might consider and obvious you say fired ineffective teachers, close some dysfunctional schools that they might be concerned that the metrics with which those are decided in their minds might be more arbitrary not to suggest that isn't a terrible bureaucracy in schools or there isn't any of those things but the reliance on the testing metric skewed some of the data for people and that they were concerned that those decisions were being based on arbitrary system th
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
had a critical moment. when you have not standing for things like hay quality education and paycheck fairness for women, it hammers home the party of no brand that is not working. where did the tradition come from? does it have any effectiveness at all? >> the most important is television. everyone knows they may be on camera and if you are clapping if are a line in the president's speech and you are a republican, that might be taken as an endorsement. both parties tend to enter on the cautious side and you are right that the a occasions are a rule. >> you can look at the past and the last time a republican party faced a reelected president that was a congress led by newt gingrich with bill clinton and there was a shift from the republican posture in the second term and impeachment not with standing, you had the health insurance program and you had real legislative progress. do you think there is a parallel and you expect them to be more legislatively cooperative or more of the same? >> my guess would be no and you have to go on the history and the fact that also what is difference i
Feb 13, 2013 12:00am PST
.s. attorney, representatives from the department of education confirm if we don't do anything about it, 13 million kids will become victims again for another year. some 3 million kids across the country will decide it is better to leave their school grounds than to continue their education. there will be more stupblting of the emotional and educational growth of our kids. all across the bay, whether working here in san francisco or alameda or sonoma or santa clara county. i want to thank you law enforcement officials here, instructors, community advocates, people who are concerned about our kids, they are our future and i would love to see a new generation of kids who don't know what bully is, who are not victims, who don't have those scars. but we've got to do today is sharing in the best practices, to be encouraged by programs like our roof top school here in san francisco who has traded a 50-person ambassador class that will talk about this, that will invite other kids, school administrators who have received the support of our school site administrators to encourage them to get this
Feb 12, 2013 11:30pm PST
of us, you have it khaifrpb the social norms. we must educate. but we must go beyond thinking more rigor will get us better achievement. we have to remember a school is a community and in a xhuept, people look out for each other. they've got each other's back. how do we begin to promote that idea that we are in this thing together? we believe it's through, unfortunately but truly, self-interest. kids are driven developmentally by the desire to fit in, to belong, to be part of an affinity group. if we can capitalize on their desire to look out for their friends and give them some more tools and opportunities and support, they will begin to do what we need them to do to at least confront it in their own small cell of social influence and the compounding and leveraging of that begins to make change. so the question we have to ask ourselves, are we as adults willing it slow down enough to invite kids to sit down at the table with us and partner? do we have the courage to understand that inclusion takes time and we have have to work more diligently to i invite young people, particul
Feb 16, 2013 9:30am EST
is giving people the skills and the education, which they need to do the kinds of jobs we're going to have in the future, which will require more skills than many of the ones we've had in the past. that's why i think you need to start early on. this country pioneered secondary education, pioneered college education. it's falling back behind other countries in preschool. and i think that's the kind of new frontier. particularly if you look at the sort of gap between the 1% and the rest, the gap between the top and the bottom. the minimum wage can help, if done responsibly. much more important is to invest in people at the bottom. that's why universal preschool really helps. >> there's k through 12 in this country. we think there should be crawl through 12. other country that is do this have very high taxes. we're not in the situation where people want to pay for something new at the moment. don't move. coming up, our bubbles -- yes, bubbles. the key to this slow and steady recovery, are the feigns here to stay or are you at risk of the next bubble bursting? like an available heads-up displa
Feb 18, 2013 10:00am EST
locate -- urban education. later, a look at mental health and addiction. >> i think the women themselves, in many cases, were interested in politics, but had no vehicle to express that in their lives so they were attracted to men who were going to become politically active or who were already politically active. >> each of them i find intriguing precisely because they are so obscure historical a. i think half of these women would be totally unrecognizable to note -- unrecognizable to most men and women on the street. >> from the historic decatur cast in washington d.c., exploring the lives of women who served as first lady. in a first of its kind project for television, season one begins tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific. watch the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> what worries me is that i do not want to be sitting in the same place i was a couple of years ago going to the government and saying we need -- i would like to see a process of sector management that was much more market-driven. incentive options will continue to work. the secondary market wo
Feb 13, 2013 3:00am PST
in america in many ways across the board by providing universal pre-school education, by raising the minimum wage by creating new jobs, by getting rid of loopholes for big corporations and by saving lives guy common sense gun safety measures. a great speech. we will tall talk all about it and get your calls. before we get to that we will get the day's latest from the lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning to you. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is coming off of his state of the union address last night. it was a big speech kicking off the start of his second term. a lot of people did hear what they wanted to hear from the president. obama made a big push for economic initiatives and the middle class saying he wants to raise minimum wage from 7.25 an hour to $9 an hour within the next two hours. he called for universal pre-school education for 4-year-olds in the country. but the most poignant moment of the night came near the end of president obama's speech when he made an emotional argument for more gun legislation.
Feb 10, 2013 8:30pm PST
do we or what do we do to prevent these from occurring. how do we educate the community or the officers? we issue press releases. we announce and tell them the kind of performances such as having your device in your happened and be aware of who is around you and who may be following you. there are some of the other under cover officers reports that they will see the individuals who are, looking for people, to rob. they will follow them and see them with their device and they will begin to follow the suspect and see if they are going to attempt to commit a robbery and many times, they say as well, they see so many individuals, i mean, with so many people utilizing these devices today there are targets and so they will follow them. >> i have heard that sometimes if we all are told and remind ourselves and i am as guilty of this as anyone to try to avoid you know walking around with your phone up to your ear. they have told me that these criminals will sometimes just assume if you are carrying a bag and don't have anything visible. they will assume that it is likely that yo
Feb 13, 2013 2:30am PST
to schools because educators kind of get it. it's not a stretch when we talk to them why it's important to get it, but we want to take the message outside of the school into the media, into the communities, into families so that people kind of understand this process of another way of learning and becoming an educated person. a couple of other things i do i work with anne on the board and with the foundation. that has been exciting. i do advising for sesame street. if you have small children the next seafn sesame street you will see some of the favorite characters and breathing and learning problem solving models and we're very excited -- >> [inaudible] >> and they're focusing on self regulation and other skills and specific focus and exciting working with them the past year and a half or so so i want people to have a look here, and what i would like to do is tie some of the things together that you have been hearing about today and in terms of bullying prevention, other prevention work going on in your state and in terms of promoting positive behaviors with youth, and so sometimes
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